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Monet says she's directing

'Color Purple' in the perfect place

Monet is directing "The Color Purple" at Red Mountain Theatre, and she says presenting Alice Walker's work in the South makes it an even more enthralling experience.

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Pat Yates on decades of teaching and, now, 'Crimes of the Heart'

Pat Yates taught high school English, speech and theater for decades, introducing a generation of students to the theater. Now retired, she's still involved in the arts, directing the South City Theatre production of "Crimes of the Heart" (Jennifer Spiegelman, above, is one of the stars)..

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Review: A spectacular 'Into the Woods'

VST's lush production (photo by Steven Ross) has it all, including wonderful performances and a beautiful set.

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What to see this week

“Pageant” (Through Sunday, Birmingham Festival Theatre)

“Hamilton” (Jan. 30-Feb. 25, Broadway in Atlanta)

“‘Til Beth Do Us Part” (Through Sunday, Homewood Theatre)

“Into the Woods” (Feb. 1-18, Virginia Samford Theatre)

“12 Angry Men” (Feb. 8-18, ACTA Theatre)

“Blues in the Night” (Feb. 8-March 3, Alabama Shakespeare Festival)

“Crimes of the Heart” (Feb. 9-17, South City Theatre)

“The Color Purple” (Feb. 9-March 3, Red Mountain Theatre)

“Spamalot” (Feb. 15-March 2, Wetumpka Depot Players)

“To Kill a Mockingbird” (Feb. 16-18, Huntsville Broadway Theatre League)

Alec's pick: Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart" is a classic for a reason. It holds up well and is a showcase for strong actresses. You can catch it at South City Theatre.

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